Thursday, December 31, 2009

Rev. J. Everett McClellan, 1905-1997

1998 Yearbook of the 
Iowa Annual Conference United Methodist Church
Rev. J. Everett McClellan 
Served the Jerome Methodist Church 1938-1939
  Joseph Everett was born in Woodbine, Kansas, October 25, 1905 to Rev. Joseph Alexander and Mary Elizabeth (Burkholder) McClellan. He was a graduate of Woodbine, Kansas, High School, Lindsburg, Kansas College, and Iliff School of Theology, Denver, Colorado.
  Everett and Erma Belle Crist were married October 3, 1933. Together they served churches in Kansas 1833 until 1938 when they moved to Iowa. Everett served as a chaplain during World War II in the European theater at times, conducting 5 services per Sunday. After the war, Everett resumed serving Methodist churches in Iowa from 1946 until his retirement in 1974. Everett's ministry focused on visitation especially to the home-bound and hospitalized. He also loved singing. Following retirement, Everett and Erma moved to Marietta, Georgia where Everett continued his visitation ministry at Marietta First United Methodist church for 10 years.
  Joseph Everett McClellan left this early home on December 31, 1997 at the age of 92 years due to pneumonia. His memorial service was held at Smyma, Georgia United Methodist Church with the Revs. James Mitchell and Jerry McCurdy officiating. Internment is in the Cheatham Hill Cemetery of Marietta, Georgia. Survivors include: his wife, Erma of Marietta, Georgia; two sons, Paul of Covington, Georgia and James of Quereturo, Mexico, and a daughter, Karen Moore of Bella Vista, Arkansas. 

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